Business-friendly US lawmakers and the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health director Dr.
Medical Device User Fee Act
The US Food and Drug Administration will reduce medical device user fee rates for its 2012 fiscal year, due to $9.5 million in excess appropriations from 2011. The new rates have been published as US legislators and industry lobbying groups are aggressively questioning FDA arguments for fee increases when the Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act comes up for renewal next year.
The US Food and Drug Administration has opened small business qualification to foreign companies--including those that have not submitted US income tax returns--and also eliminated establishment registration fee discounts for small businesses as part of the agency’s updated Medical Device User Fees for 2013.